Mac Mini Morphos install problems
  • Just looking around
    Posts: 3 from 2017/9/1
    Hi all, i am looking for some help. I have a Mac Mini G4 1.42Ghz, it has been overclocked to 1.58Ghz, 1gb Ram, 60Gb ide hdd and an apple superdrive. It came with no OS installed so i have booted from a genuine copy of OSX 10.5 Leopard and partitioned and formatted the HDD and installed OSX to ensure the computer was working. All has been working fine for about the last week or two.

    Tonight i thought i'd give Morphos a shot (it was the reason for getting the mac in the first place). I have downloaded the Morphos 3.9 iso from the page and burned it at 10x (slowest my burner will go) to a CD-R, placed it in the mac and it showed on the desktop as it should. I then rebooted the mac and held down the C key and i heard the disc spin up and sounded like it was reading but then i was dropped back to the open=firmware prompt. Tried rebooting and holding the option key for the gui boot menu and Morphos CD is listed as a boot device so clicked it and clicked the arrow to continue, again the CD started to read and dropped me back to open-firmware. I tried typing in boot cd:,\mac_ppc32\boot.img and it says Can't open device or file.

    Any help is greatly appreciated :)

    Thanks
  • »01.09.17 - 21:34
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 3 from 2017/9/1
    update, from open-firmware i type mac-boot expecting it to boot from the hdd into mac osx but its booted the morphos cd... However i get to a language/keyboard region selection then a box pops up about need version 0 of bsdsocket.library and mac reboots.
  • »01.09.17 - 21:41
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
    Posts: 644 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    scrappysphinx wrote:
    update, from open-firmware i type mac-boot expecting it to boot from the hdd into mac osx but its booted the morphos cd... However i get to a language/keyboard region selection then a box pops up about need version 0 of bsdsocket.library and mac reboots.


    This is a strange behaviour indeed. Have you tried booting from a USB drive instead?
  • »05.09.17 - 07:29
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 495 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    mac-boot is the normal way to boot from a tbxi-blessed file. If MOS-CD is inserted, OF will start from first tbxi-file which is found (that on the CD).
    To boot from CD in OF: Perhaps your CD-Drive is jumpered wrong and is now known as CD1 by OF - try that.
    If that won't work, type devalias to see all mounted devices in OF and hopefully your CDs OF-name.
    If not, you can adress the CD directly via device-tree, which is a bit more tricky......see MAC-OF-documentation.
    1xPeg2, PowerMac G5, PowerbookG4, 2x MacMiniG4, Efika (again), A3000T, A3000D and life is never boring.....
  • »06.09.17 - 09:21
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    Posts: 3 from 2017/9/1
    Hi guys, i've not managed to boot from USB, i didn't think USB booting was poosible on the PPC macs. No jumpers on either the cd or hdd and they are both apple branded factory shipped drives. I have put it to one side for now as other stuff has gotten in the way but i will return to it soon :)
  • »18.09.17 - 09:25
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
    Posts: 644 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    scrappysphinx wrote:
    I didn't think USB booting was poosible on the PPC macs.


    Well, it's definitely possible. And there's a guide for it too... (just remember the name of your .iso file, as the guide uses some default one).
  • »18.09.17 - 11:28
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